“People’s Choice”

apeoplesTick Tock! Tick Tock! The clock is indeed ticking down fast as Malaysia awaits for the GE14. There are many aspirants to the coveted seat and to be chosen as a candidate. It is no different for the BN candidacy of Saratok Parliament.

Has the 3 aspiring lobbyists done enough to win the peoples hearts,soul and minds?

There are some unpleasant reports from the ground that they are ‘not very much the flavour of the month when they try to make inroads into longhouses for their activities. This certainly is a very big blow to them and it does not auger well for PDP for giving them the democratic rights to ‘test the ground to unseat a BN incumbent for Saratok.

The lobbyists are obviously at each others throats trying to outdo each other but forgetting that the people are the ones who are watching their actions. Their movements and activities carried out are haphazardly planned and strategised which will only benefit the opposition.

One cannot point the finger to the Incumbent MP for their failures and rejection by the people in the constituency. He has clearly said this,’It is not our divine right for us to divulge in details and morover it is also within their ‘democratic rights” to continue but they do need to know when they hit a road block.

Hmmm.”Isn’t it strange that the people have not given them a chance?

Its very awkward for BN as a whole. There seems to be no ‘convergence of thoughts” between them and the people see’s clearly that they are fighting not only an uphill battle but also rolling dices to try to convince the party PDP that they are strong favourites.

Will the people buy this? They also seem so ‘BLURRED OUT” in their target.

Even in their movements they have not ‘uttered anything significantly “bad against” or shown any malice to the opposition. One have to only check with the various organisations/authorities that have covered their ‘democratic lobbying movements

They do however seem to be more interested in “barking at the  incumbent” who is a Barisan Man and in Saratok the BN MP is holding the flag for the Barisan Nasional coalition.

That says it all doesn’t it?

Has Mawan’s activities and reaching out to the people blurred their vision? Mawan’s position is unassailable as his main aim is clearly defined to ensure that P205 remains a BN stronghold. The peoples interest and their needs are his main priorities and he trusts the people who put him there in the first place.apeop1.jpg

Mawan have reached out to to every sector of society in the Saratok constituency be it  masjid,temple,churches ,various women, youth organisations and also to schools plus other establishments. He has toiled and laboured hard which would mean he has ‘put in the shift” That doesn’t come by accident and the 3 lobbyists are playing’catch up”

He truly puts his all for the people and he knows that the people are watching him and they too want Saratok to develop further with him at the helm.

Are there any other reasons to even contemplating of ‘elbowing the BN incumbent out?”

Mawan who subscribes to Sun Tzu knows that very well,”Foreknowledge must be obtained from men who know the enemy situation” He has outreached to the Saratok constituents for the last 5 years and he makes it his point to be there in person when activities are being organised by the people unless otherwise.

BN hierarchy know its crucial that the people remain with the incumbent and they will not rock the boat unnecessary for selfish and personal agendas.

Mawan has significantly paved the way for BN on a steady ‘PLATEAU”.

BN will want to keep it that way instead of having to scale a mountain of sharp edged rocks to win over the people of Saratok.

The people have put their trusts to Mawan as their Parliamentarian and he has delivered in his first term. It is not easy to win the hearts and minds of Saratok constituents and Mawan knows that.

He will do all he can to SUSTAIN THE TRUST that the people have in him and in the ruling BN coalition.

 

 

 

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Mawan”Only To Legitimize…”

Every political parties main aim when they enter the Elections Fray are to win. It is no exception even to the coalition partners of Barisan Nasional ,Pakatan Harapan,other  non aligned political parties and independent candidates for GE14 Malaysia. There are so many factors and criteria’s to meet and be considered before a final decision is reached.

mawan1181There are a lot of horse trading involved too and unless the names appear on the nomination forms to be submitted for now one can only speculate. There are “many instances” too when names are changed even at the last minute before entering the election halls and affixing the signatures in front of the nomination officer.

The thousands of individuals involved in, prior to the GE14 are all ‘HOPEFULS” to be State Assemblyman or Members of Parliament. Every constituency have their obstacles and also their challenges to win.

It is no different to Mawan? Has he done enough? 

To his ardent supporters and the constituents in the Parliamentary seat of Saratok he has done more than his fair share in working the ground.meeting the peoples expectations and being their voice for the Greater Good of Saratok constituency.

He is the only BN Direct Parliamentarian and State Assemblyman who is very much aligned to the Barisan Nasional Coalition. He doesn’t come as a package of being a ‘greenhorn‘ in politics but with a bagful of experience under his resume having served as Sarawak State Senior Minister plus being a former President of BN/SPDP which he helmed from 2002 to 2015 for 12years. He resigned as President of TERAS (BN friendly party) as he was chosen as a BN direct candidate prior to the state elections in 2016.

When audie61 wrote ‘Don’t Destroy the Fort 205 ” https://audie61.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/dont-destroy-the-fort-p205/  Mawan  did not minced his words in informing the BN Hierarchy that the “THREAT” was real from the opposition. Does he need to score “Brownie Points?” Obviously, one would not let him  bow down to that level to just ‘shout from the mountain top” and even cry wolf.

The PM and CM Sarawak knows the level of commitment,dedication and loyalty that Mawan has portrayed to BN and the following extracted words below are very significant in the final decision for BN to legitimize the candidacy.

“The Incumbent MP knows that the party PDP has the 3 lobbyists making their presence felt in the area and he ‘wished them well,encourages them as it is their democratic right but he reminded them that there is line that they should not cross.They must not elbow out the incumbent in this BN stronghold and on top of that not even WEAKENING the opposition. The lobbyists must also not play in the hands of the opposition.”

Mawan is very entrenched,fully anchored and has the winnability momentum for BN in Saratok and his legitimate candidacy will go down well with both the BN ADUNS and the majority support to fend off the opposition making any inroads to this BN Parliamentarian stronghold.

This upcoming election eventhough in Saratok must not be taken lightly and the Chairman of BN knows it is “not business as usual” and  BN needs to consolidate all component parties,fine tune the election machinery and ensure winnability for BN.

The two state seats in Saratok “Kalaka,Kabong are under BN while Krian is under PKR”. Much have been written about the PKR assemblyman and he would have his wish fulfilled if Incumbent Mawan is not even in the election fray.

His formidable ‘ego” was dented as he was beaten by Mawan. Statistics doesn’t lie and Mawan secured 11,600 votes against Ali’s 9,519 votes to score a majority of 2,081 votes. Ali polled 5388 votes when he defeated the BN/SPDP Kilat Beriak candidate in the state election 2016 by 1,640 votes.

It will not be difficult for PKR to defeat anyone else besides Mawan and Ali would be the first to celebrate. Clearly, Ali is waiting for that chance and he will ensure that without Mawan in the picture he will secure for PKR a much awaited a ‘Rural Sarawak Parliamentary seat

Mawan knows its only a formality when the time comes and it could be done through any component party. It’s anyone’s guess which party will Mawan be heading to and we are sure that its anyone of the 13 BN component parties of which more favourable towards a Sarawak based party.”

PKR or Pakatan Harapan would love to have him in their stable but to those who knows Mawan well enough they know he is indeed a BN loyalist. Even the deputy BN Chairman and DPM Zahid in our previous article “New Yardstick” have indicated clearly in support of the PM and Barisan Nasional Chairman.

AyardstickHaving said that, Mawan will ultimately pen his signature according to the wishes of the BN hierarchy to ensure that Saratok will remain a BN stronghold for now and for the Foreseeable Future.

PDP President Tiong would want the FIRST BITE OF THE CHERRY and he himself would welcome Mawan back with open arms if BN so decides that “Winnability and Loyalty” has given Mawan the right to be renominated as BN candidate to win the parliamentary seat for BN.

The words of the late CM Sarawak in his foreword in “REFLECTIONS”said that Mawan has “earned a rightful place in the mainstream politics of Barisan Nasional. He also displays a LEADERSHIP that is moderate and accommodating and is able to rise above intrigues to relate to the picture of good politics.

Barisan Nasional knows its Loyal members and Legitimising Mawans candidacy should be formalised when all due intelligence and accounts have been thoroughly scrutinised and considered.

 

“The Winning Components Saratok Parliament”

amawan182011 Ali Biju of PKR won Krian against an Assistant Minister by 2090 votes and sent a shiver through and down the spine of BN. It was a wake up call for BN.

The Parliamentary election of 2013 was a testing time for the candidate who was going to be fielded. BN was in sixes and sevens and the intelligence gathered knew that Saratok Parliamentary seat would fall in the hands of PKR if nothing concrete is done.

Mawan was chosen above all other aspiring and the incumbent from SPDP by the Top BN hierarchy. Mawan was the President of SPDP and Assemblyman from Pakan and one would have thought the party machinery and component party members would be strongly behind him. It was otherwise.

Mawan had to import forces from outside  Saratok to campaign for and fight alongside him. The Components and Functionality was not in place to run an election and to win against the opposition. There was so much missing.

Kabong was not even delineated and Kalaka was also unconvinced and sceptical of a Pakan assemblyman going for a Parliamentary seat. All sorts of multiple factors rumour mongering ,backstabbing ,infighting plus BN unfulfilled promises were the order of the day. It’s a completely different ball game against a Krian PKR assemblyman who was on a “high” after defeating a state assistant minister in Peter Nyarok.

Election 2013 Mawan had to match-up and also play catch up with Ali Biju with all the Giant Billborads that PKR have erected to swing the voters to PKR side. The amount of PKR paraphernalia was substantial in a supposedly BN stronghold.

Saratok was deemed a BLACK AREA FOR BN and PKR knows very well and sees there were many sympathisers and dissatisfaction in the ranks of BN. PKR knows a GIANT KILLING ACT is very likely as were too many turncoats and desirable elements hampering Mawans quests for the seat and who also wanted to finish Mawan politically for good.

All done and dusted and Mawan 11,600 votes against Ali’s 9,519 votes to score a majority of 2,081 votes. Mawan knows his tasks had just begun.

He said: “I have to start working right away as the people of Saratok have given me the mandate. The victory for BN also means that the majority of the people want uninterrupted development.”

Has Mawan fulfilled all his promises to date? Where are his Missing components?

Mawan have worked tirelessly and reached out to the people of Saratok and has won the peoples hearts and has the TRUSTS OF BOTH the assemblyman of Kabong and Kalaka. The components were not in place and he too knows that Krian remains a very sore spot for BN.

Mawan knows that he has to win the hearts and minds of the community leaders,wanita and youth of the area. His man on the ground have worked extensively in the opposition dominated State area of Krian

amawan19It is beginning to bear fruit and in one of the functions recently at Rumah Junaidee ak Melina the presence of many community leaders and the speeches which they delivered were music to the ears not only to Mawan but also to his supporters.

Mawan with his inborn charisma ,tirelessly working the ground,non confrontational.non hatred and no animosity towards his detractors have captivated the minds and hearts of the larger Saratok people.

The Krian Saratok community leaders present for the record that day were

  • Penghulu Ali ak.Bin (Awik)
  • Penghulu Anyom ak. Kinyeh (Ulu Krian)
  • Penghulu Latan ak.Ambau (Kabo)
  • Penghulu Isa ak.Geng (Sebetan)
  • Penghulu Garan Chunggot (Krian Tengah)

Also present was Penghulu Empetie from the Kalaka Area. The speech by Janang Ensiring ( a research officer from Tun Jugah Foundation) was very inspiring and he has made Mawan all the more geared up to serve another term as a Saratok Parliamentarian.

Mawan will not take anything forgranted and he knows that Ali Biju will want another shot at this parliamentary seat sooner rather than later. Ali knows that Mawan has a great team now.

Mawan did not have it right away but he build the forces around him and developed it. Mawan has managed to motivate,reinforced and made the team support each other in the Saratok Parliamentary connstituency.

Mawan is hands on,resilient,has a never-say-die attitude and his charm plus charisma has won many in the Saratok area to continue to vote for him.

The CHEMISTRY is there for all to see and Mawan’s WINNING COMPONENTS are collectively standing side by side and practically behind him all the way to retain the Saratok seat

SEKONGKOL POLITIK DAP DAN MAHATHIR

ajunaidi1SEKONGKOL POLITIK DAP DAN MAHATHIR : SARAWAK TIDAK LUAK

1. Saya sebenarnya tidak pernah berminat untuk membaca apatah lagi membalas coretan politik Aziz Isa dan Dr Kelvin Yii yang saya anggap selama ini hampas dan tidak memberi apa apa kesan kepada pencapaian cemerlang politik PBB di Sarawak. Namun kenyataan berani YB Dato Sri Wan Junaidi baru-baru ini mengenai idola DAP iaitu Tun Mahathir dan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim telah menyebabkan kedua dua Pembantu Politik YB Chong Chieng Jen meroyan tahap gaban dalam FB dan kenyataan di media sosial mereka. Atas dasar kasihan kepada kedua mereka yg jelas telah menunjukkan tahap pengetahuan politik yang amat terbatas dan cetek , maka saya terpanggil untuk menjernihkan kekusutan dan kecelaruan minda mereka.

2. Apa yang dimaksudkan oleh Dato Sri Wan Junaidi bahawa beliau berdiam diri selama 20 tahun adalah berdiam diri dari bercerita mengenai kejadian Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim membaling fail kepada beliau sewaktu dalam satu sesi perbincangan 20 tahun yang lepas di Putrajaya dimana Dato Sri Wan Junaidi memohon agar peruntukan MRP setiap Ahli Parlimen Sabah dan Sarawak ditambah kepada RM 500 ribu seorang. Namun Dato Sri Anwar Ibrahim terus berdiri dan membaling fail ke arah Datuk Sri Wan Junaidi dan berkata ‘ Saya tidak boleh membuang semua duit ke Sabah dan Sarawak ‘. Celarunya otak Aziz dan Dr Kelvin adalah mereka hanya fokus kepada bahagian cerita diamnya Dato Sri Wan Junaidi dari bercerita tentang kisah ini tetapi tidak melihat kepada keseluruhan cerita bahawa Dato Sri Wan Junaidi yang bersuara untuk kepentingan dan keperluan Sabah Sarawak . Aziz dan Dr Kelvin juga secara sengaja tidak melihat bahagian angkuhnya Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim menolak rintihan rakyat yang dibawa oleh Dato Sri Wan Junaidi. Budak Tadika Permata pun boleh faham rentetan cerita ini yang menggambarkan usaha Dato Wan Junaidi yang telah bertindak dan berjuang untuk kepentingan rakyat Sarawak manakala Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim adalah watak antagonis dalam cerita ini. Namun Dato Sri Wan Junaidi atas dasar semangat setiakawan BN tidak menceritakan mengenai insiden ini. Beliu juga percaya kepada perjuangan BN dan tetap terus berusaha sehingga akhirnya sewaktu Pak Lah dan Dato Sri Najib menjadi PM, maka barulah peruntukan pembangunan Ahli Parlimen Sabah dan Sarawak telah ditambah dan diganda seperti yang dipinta.

3. Saya jadi lucu melihat celoteh politik Aziz dan Dr Kelvin yang berulang ulang kali bertanya apa jasa Dato Sri Wan Junaidi kepada Sarawak. Lucu yang hampir membuat saya muntah hijau. Saya selaku pembantu dan Setiausaha Politik kepada Dato Sri Wan Junaidi sejak tahun 2005 sehingga kini amat mengetahui apa yang telah diusahakan oleh beliau untuk rakyat Sarawak. Kepada Aziz dan Dr Kelvin,sila rujuk buku tulisan Dato Sri Wan Junaidi bertajuk ‘A Policeman ‘ , sebelum anda lahir lagi iaitu pada tahun 1969 sehingga 1973 , Wan Junaidi sudah berperang di dalam hutan berhadapan dan menentang komunis. Beliau sewaktu itu berumur 22 tahun dan berpangkat Inspektor dalam Pasukan Polis Hutan telah mengetuai satu platun dan bertempur secara berhadapan dengan komunis dalam 5 operasi.

Beliau telah melihat sendiri bagaimana anak buah platun nya hancur kepala, terkeluar otak dan terburai perut sewaktu bertempur dengan komunis bahkan pernah sekali peluru komunis tersasar betul-betul di atas kepala beliau dan kini, Aziz Isa serta Dr Kalvin bertanya apakah jasa Dato Sri Wan Junaidi ? Aziz, sebesar manakah jasa yang telah anda pula taburkan untuk Sarawak sehingga anda layak untuk mempersoalkan apakah jasa Wan Juanidi kepada Sarawak????

4. Bagaimana mungkin Aziz dan Dr Kelvin boleh mengatakan Dato Sri Wan Junaidi berdiam diri selama 20 tahun sedangkan Wan Junaidi adalah antara Ahli Parlimen BN yang paling lantang dan keras bersuara di Parlimen Malaysia sepanjang tempoh beliau berkhidmat sebagai Yang Berhormat. Sila lah rujuk handsard Parlimen Malaysia anda pasti akan menemui Wan Junaidi dalam rekod hansard yang mana di dalam hampir setiap sidang parlimen beliau akan bercakap membawa isu-isu dari Sarawak. Oleh kerana terlalu lantang itulah maka Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim pernah menyenarai hitam nama Wan Junaidi untuk mewakili Malaysia ke luar Negara selama 6 tahun sehinggalah Pak Lah menjadi Timbalan Perdana Menteri.

5. Wan Junaidi jugalah Ahli Parlimen yang pertama yang menyuarakan dan mencadangkan kepada Parlimen dan Kerajaan Malaysia untuk penubuhan kampus Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) sewaktu sidang Parlimen pada tahun 1991 walaupun beliau telah mendapat amaran dari Anwar Ibrahim selaku TPM masa itu agar tidak membangkitkan isu ini. Wan Junaidi telah berulang ulang kali menbawa usul ini dengan nada yang keras dan turut dibantu oleh Ahli Ahli Parlimen BN Sarawak yang lain sehingga majalah Perempuan pada masa itu telah membuat liputan utama dalam majalah mereka dengan tajuk “ Wan Junaidi MP Batang Lupar Seganas Bujang Senang” sehingga akhirnya UNIMAS ditubuhkan secara rasmi pada tahun 1992. Layakkah Aziz Isa graduan dari UNIMAS mempersoalkan jasa-jasa perjuangan Dato Sri Wan Junaidi? Aziz Isa sebaliknya harus berterima kasih kepada Dato Sri Wan Junaidi…. Aziz Isa harus bertaubat.

6. Sewaktu dialog semua Ahli Yang Berhormat BN dari Sarawak bersama dengan Dato Sri Najib di Bangunan PWTC pada tahun 2012 , Dato Sri Wan Junaidi telah menyatakan kepada Dato Sri Najib mengenai keperluan pembinaan hospital baharu Sarawak dan dalam majlis itu Dato Sri Wan Junaidi telah menyerahkan surat rasmi mengenai cadangan dan permohonan beliau itu. Pada akhir 2012 , Setiausaha Sulit PM iaitu Dato Amir Haron telah menghubungi saya dan memaklumkan bahawa Dato Sri Najib Razak bersetuju untuk meluluskan RM 650 juta untuk pembinaan hospital baharu Sarawak seperti yang dipohon oleh Dato Sri Wan Junaidi. Walaupun projek hospital tersebut yang sekarang ini dinamakan sebagai Hospital Umum Petra Jaya terlewat dari jadual siap namun saya percaya projek ini akan siap jua nanti. Bila Aziz Isa dan Dr Kelvin datang membawa emak dan bapa mereka ke hospital itu nanti maka berterima kasihlah juga kepada Dato Sri Wan Junaidi.

7. Sebenarnya sepanjang pengalaman saya bekerja dengan Dato Sri Wan Junaidi, amat banyak peruntukan dan projek-projek pembangunan rakyat yang telah diluluskan oleh Dato Sri Najib hasil permohonan langsung Dato Sri Wan Junaidi kepada Dato Sri Najib termasuklah kelulusan RM 25 juta untuk membina SK Matu Baru bagi kemudahan pusat pendidikan anak-anak penduduk kampung Bintawa ( telah siap 2013 ), RM 60 juta untuk menyiapkan sekolah SMK Seni Kuching ( telah siap 2015 ), RM 20 juta untuk pembinaan tempat-tempat ibadah di Parlimen Santubong termasuklah masjid, gereja dan dewan masyarakat India, RM 125 juta untuk pembinaan jalan 2 hala Kampung Tanjung Bako ( siap pada 2015), RM 10 juta untuk membina jalan premix menggantikan titi kayu di Kampung Bintawa, RM 45 juta untuk jalan Bradek Semilang, RM 120 juta untuk projek sistem bekalan air Daerah Lundu, RM 300 juta untuk Projek Rancangan Tebatan Banjir Bandar Kuching dan seluruh Sarawak dan banyak lagi projek-projek yang langsung tidak dipedulikan oleh Tun Mahathir dulu tapi telah diluluskan dibawah pentadbiran Dato Sri Najib sebagai Perdana Menteri.

8. Tak perlulah saya nak jelaskan kepada Aziz Isa sumbangan Dato Sri Wan Junaidi di kawasan Parlimen Santubong. Peningkatan undi majoriti Dato Sri Wan Junaidi antara majoriti yang tertinggi dalam pilihanraya PRU 13 yang lepas sudah cukup menunjukkan perjuangan dan kerja-kerja pembangunan yang dilakukan oleh Wan Junaidi adalah diterima dan diktiraf oleh penduduk Parlimen Santubong sehingga kedua-dua calon pembangkang yang melawan Dato Sri Wan Junaidi telah hilang wang cengkeram. Aziz Isa harus menerima fakta bahawa Dato Sri Wan Junaidi is the darling of Parlimen Santubong.

9. Namun bukan budaya kerja BN untuk mengaku sebagai one man show. Sebab itulah , walaupun banyak sumbangan yang dibuat, namun Dato Sri Wan Junaidi tidak pernah mendabik dada berkata itu hasil kerja beliau seorang kerana beliau percaya kepada kejayaan pencapaian beliau adalah hasil kerja berkumpulan dari peringkat tertinggi BN Nasional dan Negeri sehinggalah ke pekerja parti. Semangat keutuhan setiakawan Barisan Nasional inilah yang memberi keyakinan kepada beliau bahawa sekongkol politik Tun Mahathir bersama dengan DAP Sarawak tidak akan memberi luak kepada BN Sarawak. Kalau 2013 kita dapat melihat gelombang crowd yg lebih besar di pentas politik Pakatan Rakyat di Sarawak namun akhirnya hampir semua calon BN Sarawak mendapat undi majoriti yang meningkat dan tinggi termasuklah Wan Junaidi, Fadillah Yusof, James Dawos,Nancy Shukri, Rohani Karim , Ahmad Lai, Wahab Dolah dan Norah Abdul Rahman dan lain lain.

DATO SRI SYED HAMZAH SYED PAIE

Setiausaha Politik

Kepada Menteri Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar

28 September 2017

The Truth is Out There!!

apdpThe 3 PDP Lobbyists are trying to convince the Barisan Nasional Hierarchy that they are more than capable of retaining the seat for the coalition. The Question remains how convincing have they been?

It does seem that every time they push their wagon up the hill it gets steeper. Their lobbying tactics have led to many voters who were unhappy and disgusted with their personal attacks on the Barisan Nasional elected sitting incumbent MP. They are now seeing the truth and with the many programmes and people-centric projects which are delivered by the MP they see no reason whatsoever to rock the boat.

THE TRUTH IS DEFINITELY OUT THERE and our June 17th article https://audie61.wordpress.com/2017/06/17/mawan-exclusiveimbroglio-in-saratok/  did noticebly caught the attention of the lobbyists by the throat and cleared the controversy of Mawan being the ADUN and MP. We do not need to highlight further and PDP President himself is keeping his lips sealed. He too knows that the rumour that has been swirling on the ground and the lobbyists being ‘privately friendly” with the opposition PKR.

Lately,the State Barisan Nasional Secretary-General Dato Sr Dr Stephen Rundi have said this,”to be frank with you,we are ready for the General election if it is held tomorrow. We will field the most WINNABLE candidates for all the 31 seats.”

Don’t you think that this statement by the State BN SG sounds very familiar which is in line with the Barisan Nasional Chairman and Prime Minister?

BN SG even dodged on the seat held by the incumbent MP in Saratok,”we leave it to the top leadership to decide.” The situation on the ground is very much in favour of the sitting and Incumbent MP and the political statement mentioned clearly state the facts of the matter.

Moreover the PM at the BN Supreme Council meeting has stated very clearly on the lobbying of candidates,it’s the people’s choice,people’s will should be the prevailing consideration.

PM Najib knows that GE14 he must not compromise the “SAFE BN SEATS” by fielding candidates who are not tested and have linkages to the opposition. He has his ears on the ground and have sent his own team to check the ground on all the 222 Parliamentary seats. Najib knows that the Saratok seat was not won easily and he would want to keep it that way. There is indeed a line one should not cross and Mawan is keeping his cool especially with the lobbyists. Even the PDP Youth who had mentioned that there will be a new face in Saratok did not even lift an eyelid for Mawan. Would he be too worried ?

Surely not, as he is busy working the ground and keeping in constant touch with the voters who will ensure a win for BN and his return to the Parliament for a second term. Mawan has always practised the Sun Tzu tactical options,”he receives his commands from the top BN hierarchy,assembles his election machinery and mobilises the people to take care of the needs and wants of the Parliamentary constituency. He will not linger too much on the 3 lobbyists ,concentrate on critical areas and varies the tactics to win over the fence sitters to win the seat comfortably.

Would the 3 lobbyists be able to do that? 

They have been too much baggage to carry with them and the hill that they have trudged on have now become a mountain. They have forgotten the simple rules in politics and that is “Fight only the battles you can win and know yourself and know who the Incumbent is. ”

There has been too much information being sought by the many agencies on the ground and leaves many unanswered questions on them. Their one serious mistake have not only been not “RESPECTING AN INCUMBENT SITTING BN MP” but also being RUBBERSTAMPED as “Half PDP at best,Half PKR at worst

This will be a BIG MINUS POINT for PDP if they continue to use the 3 to engage the incumbent. The BN ADUNS in Kalaka,Kabong and Meluan plus MP Julau have stood by the MP Saratok and they are seen being very comfortable and have every intention to see their fellow BN colleague win in the next GE14. They certainly will not want to see instability and thus create a “backlash” to the ruling BN stranglehold in Saratok.

They too know very well the “masterplan” of PKR for the area and it goes without a doubt they will use all their resources to assist the incumbent to retain the seat for BN. If the lobbyists think that they can ride on the ADUNS back to score ‘brownie points” they are in for disappointment. The voters too will not be compromised.

BN is not about to sacrifice a safe seat to the opposition through the backdoor in P205 and the lobbyist will be kept at arms length. Mawan will continue to serve the constituency of Saratok and will leave the candidacy to the top BN hierarchy. They all want a piece of Mawan and have used all sorts of ways and methods to ensure he falls but Mawan as always says,” it’s a democratic right for any one to contest or lobby but please do not cross the line.

Saratok Parliamentary seat has been won by BN in GE13 and Mawan will defend this seat.He will not only bring the enemy to the battlefied but will inflict a more than painful plus damaging loss to the them and their INTENDED PLANS( which is Krian seat and Saratok Parliamentary seat under PKR ).

Mawan knows Saratok much better now as he has served them for the last 4 and half years and his actions on the ground are testament that Saratok is moving in the right direction in terms of further progress and development.

Will the 3 lobbyists do a much better job than what Mawan has done? The BN hierarchy will need more than 3 PDP party lobbying to ensure that the seat stays with Barisan Nasional.

The Truth remains that the BN leaders in Najib and CM Abang Jo knows what Mawan wants and they both value BN loyalty and a win for BN for Saratok in the upcoming GE14.

 

 

Sympathiser for PKR for BN P205 Saratok?

subengLet’s not be mean ,”wolf in sheep’s skin?”. However in this day and age politics is such that one have to be judgemental and ensure that the worthy candidate fits the bill to stand as a candidate. Our sources have informed us that there were once closely associated with and have close ties with PKR the opposition camp in Saratok.

Do we need to be robot scientist to work out this out?

Surely, PDP hierarchy must have checked the background of all 3 lobbyists to be a candidate for Barisan Nasional ? A senior PDP even have to answer to a netcitizen claim which in itself does hold some political truth on the matter.  http://www.theborneopost.com/2017/07/12/igai-denies-saratok-aspirants-members-of-opposition-party/

On another note an Emeritus Professor said,”As a political party PDP seems to be “Deliberately Blinded” to create some political inconvenience so as to ensure that the seat belongs to PDP and not to other coalition partners or individuals.

The MP Incumbent is a former President of SPDP and he is still very much a BN Member of Parliament. He remains true to the concept of BN and has never wavered from his stand which the PM and DPM acknowledges as plus points for a candidade for BN in GE14.

Mawan himself  is consistent with his desire to step down at the end of the next parliamentary term. He even said that he as not interested in any position in the party he once led.

Do we need to polish it up more and add pepper plus other spices to it?

Meanwhile the President of PDP Tiong King Sing knows too well that he has a trump card if the need arises. Has he been playing with fire? Ali Biju PKR Assemblyman for Krian is so entrenched in the state seat and he will not have any hesitation to face off with anyone besides the Incumbent. This is extracted from Ali Biju’s twitter,“Official Twitter account for Ali Biju, PKR assemblyman for N.34 Krian and currently running for Parliament P.205 Saratok”

Let’s not deliberate further and its a known fact that there are many selfish individuals within PDP and President Tiong himself must stop this nonsensical lobbying for the sympathisers of PKR to have an upperhand in P205 for GE14.

The 4 Incumbents MP s in Tiong,Mawan,Anyi,Nogeh are all very winnable for BN. Mawan himself knows that its going to be a tough outing for BN in GE14 and has always practised the Principle of No.1 Party is BN System of Governance and N0.2 would be the party that he is in.

He does not hide behind the sheep skin and he has always put BN’s interest above self and he would not tarnish the image of BN in whatever manner. He has Saratok’s continuity in his heart and he plans to see it out till the end of the term for GE14.

Subeng with his 32 years of experience in corporate administration and management should wait for his chance to prove to the BN leadership and stay as an intern to Mawan and ready for GE15. The experience and youthful partnership which Mawan and Tiong has will benefit BN in totality and if Subeng Mula is willing to wait for the chance he will stand to handsomely impart from the tutelage of the incumbent MP with his years of experience.

Tiong would be seen as an outstanding President in the eyes of the Barisan leadership in the State and in Federal. He must be seen to have uncovered an unpolished diamond.  Mawan would also be instrumental to bring together the rival factions for the benefit of the constituency of Saratok.

Krian was lost to PKR and the defeated BN candidates of Peter Nyarok in 2011 and Kilat Beriak in 2016 was due to disunity in its rank and file. This was even highlighted by the local daily,”The reason Barisan Nasional (BN) lost in the Krian constituency in the previous two state elections was disunity within the ruling coalition which led to sabotage from among its own rank and not because it failed to deliver its promises as claimed by the opposition.”

One in the end has to prove his worth to BN and Subeng Mula knows very well that the BN leadership on this occasion of GE14 would only pick the winnable and loyal candidate. He stands a very good chance to be an MP after Mawan calls it a day in GE15 and only have to put up a BRAVE FACE and let BN find a ‘common ground” to win this seat instead of handing the seat on a platter to the opposition in PKR.

The wolf in sheep skin tag would be wiped clean of the slate if Subeng knows that politics is not only for today but its an ongoing process. Experience and wisdom is a forte in politics and Mawan would be most willing to share one of his favourite quote,”No leader should put troops into the field merely to gratify his own spleen; no leader should fight a battle simply out of pique. But a kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; nor can the dead ever be brought back to life. Hence the enlightened leader is heedful, and the good leader full of caution.
– Sun Tzu

BN Top Leadership would be very cautious and the winnable seats would not be sacrificed for any party or any individuals selfish needs.

“New Yardstick”-BN Zahid Hamidi

The Message is Clear and Precise. No Hidden Agenda.

AyardstickWas it an “Inspired and a Motivational call“? Many, though will conveniently termed it as a “War Cry” by Zahid who is (acting)Deputy President of UMNO to his party. It is however very clear in the BN organisational structure he automatically takes the helm as the Deputy Barisan Nasional Chairman. As such, Zahid is now Echoing and Standing Firm behind his President on the above subject.

What is significantly of utmost important to Barisan Nasional Chairman Najib and his Deputy Zahid are the seats that are Winnable and Secured are not being destroyed by personal and party selfishness which will cause more harm than good to the overall margin of BN seats.

In the last Parliamentary elections Sarawak garnered 25 out of 31 seats. PBB,PRS and SPDP all scored 100% wins and SUPP paid the price for their “infighting” and the voters turned against the party in the urban areas. They lost miserably garnering only 1  seat out of a possible 7.

Its now a game changer for Sarawak BN.

SUPP and UPP are still  very much seen “publicly” as feuding even though their top leaders are trying their political best to be embracing each other for the better good of BN. The strong message by Zahid has started to trickle down and the Deputy BN Chairman will want to ensure that BN Sarawak remains a fortress. BN/SUPP and BN friendly UPP need to work out a formula or else it would be up to the hierarchy of BN to put their foot down and resolve this issue. audie61 does not want to dwell too much on this matter as there will be calls of “outside interference”    

However, we are well informed on the subject matter of SPDP. There has been too many   niggling disagreements and petty mistrust which has seen the party veered and broken up into a number of disjointed groups. The Party President Tiong is doing his best to lead the charge but he is sometimes and still very “misinformed” by the ground swell.

Tiong P217 (Bintulu) himself is kept well aware of the many programmes being held in the other 3 Parliamentary seats of P192( Mas Gading) P205 (Saratok) and P220 (Baram). Lately,there have been very clear noises of the incumbents being dropped which has literally hurt many of the supporters who worked hard for SPDP during GE13. The incumbents have been working the ground and are relentless to maintain the stranglehold for Barisan Nasional and not to fulfill their selfish ends.

The moral of the party is important and Najib and Zahid are trying their level best to ensure that the spirit of BN will be intact when GE14 is called.  Both Najib and Zahid will not want to see a dysfunctional party where ‘infighting” will go overboard and cause BN the seats. Likewise the New CM Abang Johari  in his maiden parliamentary election charge for BN Sarawak will also want a comfortable win.

We have written earlier (https://audie61.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/a-formidable-and-winnable-bn-quartet/ )  that the 4 incumbents are a formidable and winnable quartet and we have not wavered from our assessment.anajibjo

The words by two incumbents below are as solid for Tiong to digress and not even stop to consider “Who else can be better than them?

Mawan’s words ,” I am fully Entrenched in Servicing Saratok and I am not taking a step backward. I have moved so far and therefore it is almost impossible to make a RETREAT.”

Anyi’s words,”called on his supporters to be patient and wait for the announcement on whether he would get to defend the Baram seat for Barisan Nasional (BN) in the coming 14th general election. He said it is necessary that they should wait for the ‘green light’ from the prime minister, who is the national BN chairman.

Of course there will be a number of aspirants and also ‘backed up lobbyists” for the 3 seats which Tiong as President himself knows too well. This is “fully expected” in the run up to any elections but for GE14 the BN top leaders would want ‘minimum damage” to the coalition within BN.

The words written down,extracted and posted here by a contributor in FB James Joshua also have defining meaning to winning an election.

“Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom execute his desktop planning well and the other lobbyists needs to do a lot of catching up to determine the most winnable and likeable candidate for Saratok.

Pre-election head count is crucial for all the lobbyists including the incumbent, to determine their winnability; because head count is one of the yardstick to the number of votes that the candidate will get on polling day.

Tiong as President will want the BN to win the 4 seats which Najib, Zahid,Abang Jo has entrusted him to oversee and politically he will DEFINITELY STAND TALL if he agrees to the name list of maintaining the 4 Winnable and Formidable Quartet.

In Politics nothing is impossible and all disagreements can be solved with political tact and negotiations.

There are some disgruntled BN members who have crossed the red line and are now fighting BN from the opposite side. The Yardstick portrayed  by the BN leaders in Najib,Zahid and Abang Jo is now is stick to the principles of winnability and to venture too far adrift it will have serious consequences.

Mawan does put it nicely at times to budding politicians who called upon him for advise,’whether in good or bad times,our support for the BN must remain unwavering and our loyalty to the BN leadership solidly entrenched.”

Tiong will want to make the right effective decision and will not want to waver too far from the BN leaders yardstick or he might just live to regret the actions he took.